10 Types Of Bananas

1. Manzano/ Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

Short, chubby with hints of apple – thus the name. Best eaten when the skin starts to turn black.
TYPE:
Dessert Banana
USAGE:
Desserts, fruit salads and snacks.

2. Cavendish Bananas

Cavendish Bananas

Most popular! Depending on your taste, you can eat it when it is perfectly ripe in yellow or over ripped with browning (sweeter).
TYPE:
Dessert Banana
USAGE:
Desserts, smoothies and banana bread.

3. Lady Finger Bananas

Lady Finger Bananas

Sweet and short – only 4 to 5 inches!
TYPE:
Dessert Banana
USAGE:
Desserts and snacks for kids.

4. Blue Java/ Ice Cream Bananas

Ice Cream Bananas

Tastes like vanilla ice cream and has a bluish peel that turns yellow when ripe.
TYPE:
Dessert Banana
USAGE:
Desserts and yes, you guessed – ice cream!

5. Red Bananas

Red Bananas

Flesh is sweet and has a pink or orange tinge. Thick red skin turns yellowish-orange when ripe.
TYPE:
Dessert Banana
USAGE:
Desserts and snacks.

6. Praying Hands Bananas

Praying Hands Bananas

Because they look like a pair of praying hands when they grow on the tree. Less sweet with subtle vanilla flavor.
TYPE:
Dessert Banana
USAGE:
Desserts and snacks.

7. Orinoco Bananas

Orinoco Bananas

Thick with an angular shape.
TYPE:
Cooking Banana
USAGE:
Fry or boil it to use in dishes.

8. Fehi Bananas

Fehi Bananas

Copper-toned and may have seeds.
TYPE:
Cooking Banana
USAGE:
Can be roasted, steamed and fried into tasty chips.

9. Rhino Horn Bananas

Rhino Horn Bananas

Largest banana – grows up to 0.6 meters long!
TYPE:
Cooking Banana
USAGE:
Boil, fry or roast it for dishes.

10. Plantain Bananas

Plantain Bananas

Green and usually thought of as potatoes instead of bananas because of the starchy texture.
TYPE:
Cooking Banana
USAGE:
Can be roasted, steamed and fried into tasty chips.

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